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an update on how things are looking. >> plus the present hasn't even started his second term but already has a full plate. one of the biggest concerns? how do we keep from going over the fiscal cliff. answers coming up. >> and a crime at a local library. a teenage girl is assaulted. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> there's a live look outside. it's thursday november 8th. it's a chilly start to the day. this live look a much different look from last night when rain and trace amounts of snow fell on the dc region. that was nothing compared to what people in new york, new jersey and connecticut are dealing with. thousands are without power after a strong noreaster hit.
strong winds and heavy snow. still recovering from super storm sandy. >> also causing over 1,000 flight cancellations. this is new video from regan national this morning. you will be able to see a number of cancellations on the board there to new york and philadelphia. >> good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. and it does seem like those folks are getting a lot. >> i know we all feel for them. i can't imagine going through what they are going through. >> being very cold too. tucker barnes is joining us mother nature seems to be relentless. >> not cooperating. early season snowstorm right right down to the coast. 6 inches of snow last night. more on that coming up. locally, we're doing better. temperatures in the right direction. still going to
be a cool day but highs in the low 50s. right now regan national 41. very chilly start to our day. it's going to be a cool one. we're starting to get breaks in the clouds. there's your satellite radar. the storm grinding up the coast of new england. still left over rain and snow showers back towards new york. we're on the back edge of this and clear out. we're still going to be under the influence of that storm with our winds out of the north and west. highs in the low 50s. still breezy but plenty of afternoon sunshine and the trend around here into the weekend, warmer temperatures on the way. that's a look at weather, let's do traffic. >> very busy out here this morning for those traveling 95 whether you are in maryland or
virginia. let's start off with the latest crash popped up on us. southbound 95 multi vehicle accident tying up the left side. the crash that we had earlier this northern north of 32 has cleared. traffic still backed up pushing your way up towards 175. accident activity north i 95. stay to the right to get by there. multi vehicle accident inner loop of the beltway approaching van dorn street. that's tied up the right side of the road. you are now slowing down to 16 miles an hour headed over towards 95 and 395. more troubles in virginia eastbound on 66. you'll find the left side of the roadway is blocked eastbound inside of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thanks. today's big story
will play out in an arizona courtroom. 6 dead and injured. this was in january of 2011. some victims will confront him in court for the first time. and also word that giffords will attend the sentencing hearing. he is diagnosed with schizophrenia will get life without parole. part of the plea deal that spared him the death penalty. >> the race for president is over and now the hard work begins. as voters left the polls on election day. exit polls show the majority think the economy is the most important issue. only 15% said the focus should be on taming the deficit. the latest from capitol hill where a fiscal cliff is on the horizon. >> president obama has won another four years but does he
have the mandate? house republicans also won on tuesday. with the fiscal cliff approaching at the end of the year, the fundamentals haven't really changed. the first family about to settle in for another term. won't be much time to celebrate. the fiscal cliff is approaching just down the street and the government could start hemorrhaging cash at the end of the year. >> the fiscal year is $200 billion of spending cuts. going over the full cliff is a recipe. there's no question about it. >> after tuesday does the president have the mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy? something he has pushed for years. >> this is the message american people sent from all over. and that is they are tired of these partisan gridlocks. >> point to the impact higher taxes would have on hiring. but house speaker john boehner is
shown a willingness to raise revenue if it involves simplifying the tax system. not just raising rates. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> and the reaction already from the markets. the dow fell in a big way yesterday. that's due to things happening overseas but also has to do with the approaching fiscal cliff. in washington, fox news. >> president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit the southeast asian country of berma later this month. it was a repressive military regime. the white house has encouraged the move towards democracy. the visit was announced this morning. >> election official inside virginia are thinking of solutions to the long lines of voters forced to wait during
tuesday's election. voters shouldn't have to wait more than an hour. using optical scans instead of touch screens and bringing in more voting machines. the problem is being blamed on a high voter turn out and few voting machines. >> with the election in the books metro is looking ahead to the inauguration. that's also martin luther king junior day. smart trip cards are already on sale. there will be rush hour service for 17 hours on inauguration day from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. peak fairs will be charged during that time. and charge for parking in lots. and that will be paid on the way out by smart trip card or credit card. >> the museum wants to get you close to the action for
president obama's second inaugural. for $100 visitors will be able to get a view of the parade which passes right by. members can buy these tickets beginning this morning. they go on sale to the general public november 15th. >> new this morning, dc police are still trying to figure out what caused a deadly one car accident. the vehicle burst into flames when it crashed in brentwood parkway just after 9:00 last night. one person was killed. >> police are stepping up their search for a serial fondlier. here's a sketch of the man. described as hispanic, medium build with dark hair and often wearing a red cap. 9 women have been attacked so far. all of them grabbed from behind.
the latest happens last thrsday in the 6,000 block. >> tracking down a man that attacked a 17-year-old girl. >> this happened tuesday night at the thomas jefferson library. melanie is live on the scene with details of the suspect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of those stories that makes you shake your head. a public library is one of the last places you expect someone would be attacked. especially a teenager. appears people here at the library were familiar with this suspect. just before 9:00 tuesday night as the staff was getting to close up the library for a night. and they heard a girl scream. it was a 17-year-old student in the bathroom. touched and push by a man who followed her in there. the teen had been studying most of the day and noticed a guy was
starring at her. she saw the guy got up to follow her. she thought ducking in the bathroom was a better idea than going out into the parking lot alone. the teen ended up screaming and kicking the man and he ran away. >> this person was between five-seven and five-ten. he was african american. a shaved bald head a gap in his tooth and a scar on his head. >> reporter: they were familiar with this guy. seen him in the library before but never had any trouble from him. in addition, they say the man was wearing a long sleeved pail green shirt, khaki pants and carrying a brown or a tan soft leather briefcase. other patrons say they've felt safe here. but they say now obviously when hearing about
something like this, makes them more nervous. >> i would imagine so. thank you. >> well, prince georges county police are on the look out for two men who robbed two others at an atm. a man pulled a semi automatic weapon and stole the wallets and car keys. cameras captured some of the robbery. these are the photos of the suspects. >> we've told you about the winners and the losers. those who had vote casts for them. >> specifically the governors of maryland and virginia. one has a lot to celebrate. the other not so much. we're going to take a closer look later this hour. >> a popular children's program is hoping to help kids in the sandy storm zone. that's coming up. and live to long island where they are dealing with a second major blow from mother
nature. >> the latest on our own weather and traffic coming up in a little bit. we'll be right back. this year, america's privately-owned freight railroads plan to o spend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
making headlines this morning, a couple earthquakes rocked the western hemisphere. 48 people died in the worst earthquake to hit guatemala in 36 years. people are still missing and the number of dead is expected to rise. 7.4 hit off the west coast. also felt in mexico city. then early this morning, a strong 6.3 struck off canada's pacific coast. centered not far from vancouver island. 85 miles off the coast of british columbia.
no reports of damages and no tsunami warning. >> doctors in philadelphia say they have successfully separated 8 month old conjoined twins. the surgery took place in philadelphia. the girls were joined at the xeft and stomach. both babies are doing well and should lead healthy lives. >> seseme street is doing a hurricane special tomorrow. it's part of a series of disaster themed joins. about a devastating hurricane that destroyed big bird's nest and left the neighborhood in chaos. the series ran in 2005 following hurricane katrina. and last week they decided to air it again in the wake of super storm sandy. >> let's go back now to our top story. that naftly nor'easter that slammed new york and new
jersey. >> many communities are affected including long island. that's where where find jill this morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning. we areness door where we found houseboats which are damaged. this is from sandy. we're dealing with some of the affects and snow here. take a look behind us. you can see those houseboats. that is a big boat that veered into the houseboat. so again, out of these 12 boats here, only three remain. and we'll pan over to the left here through the parking lot and looks like those are two more houseboats in the middle of the street. here people are without power. new york, new jersey and connecticut. and take a look. another houseboat remains on the front lawn of somebody's home.
devastating here. we have lots of customers. 270,000 without power. and again throughout the whole east coast. lots of troubles with power issues. we have people here who stayed. one gentleman there coming out of his house. i believe has a gas can there. people running out and about. trying to get fuel which has been another big issue. a shortage of generators. people want to keep warm. it's been difficult for them to come here. if we ran this way, one more houseboat that is under water. and again, we were told 6 feet tidal wave came in. one resident actually stayed here throughout the storm. if it wasn't for his floating dock that was able to rise up, he would have been washed away. severely damaged. so complete devastation here . residents without the power, they can't catch a break.
we'll keep you posted here throughout the morning. back to you. >> just a quick question. obviously we have the snow behind you. how much snow did you all get there? and are there new power outages? >> reporter: i'd say 3 to 6 inches. what happened was we still had a lot of people without power yesterday. once that came through another 85 or,000 or so are without power once again. >> all right. thank you so much. good luck out there. >> reporter: thank you. >> when you see that it seems so very unfair. we just wish them all the best. >> obviously, a tough couple weeks up there. the good news is we're going to be in for a warmup and they are going to be warming up. not today. but conditions will get better. she mentioned 3 to 6 inches in long island. we don't often see
these big powerful nor'easters dumping snow early in the season. unusual storm as well. still snowing at this hour towards new york city. you can see the storm wrapping up though. and deep low pressure there. all of that pushing off to the north and to the east. and we're on the backside of it. cloud cover hanging tough here across the midatlantic. but the trend will be more and more sunshine later this afternoon. and warmer than yesterday. today we'll be in the low 50s. lsht. currently 41 in washington. with all the power outages it is miserable up there. 27 in pittsburgh. and 27 in columbus . good chunk of cold airparked across midatlantic. i went to notice a couple features here. going to be breezy this afternoon. even with sunshine, very cool. a
nice warming trend towards the end of the weekend. sunshine, 65. monday close to 70 with sunshine. warmer temperatures by the end of next week. >> very strange. >> we will take that. >> we will definitely take it. it is a little strange. >> let's go to julie. she'll take it too. >> if you don't want it, i'll take your share. >> no, no, no. i got it. >> on the roads we've been busy. very complicated ride northeast of town. we have a new crash to report. on the inner loop of the beltway. that's kennel worth avenue. accident activity tying up the left side. traveling from greenbelt to land over. big back up at this time. in bound on root 50 on new york avenue. about a 17 minute ride right now and that's with why all of your lanes open. the trip southbound, it's complicated. accident tying up the right side
of the road. so again, heads up coming southbound. big delays before 198. 16 miles an hour on the northbound side of i 95. finally cleared as you work your way out to 175. northbound i 95 a slow roll because of accident activity. stay to the right to get by. i 95 is starting to slow from 630 headed up towards that accident scene. a lot of bailout traffic on root 101. wrapping it up in virginia eastbound along 66 inside of the beltway, accident activity tying up the left lane. lanes are open but heavy and slow headed inbound. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thanks so much. the dc region kicking off veteran's day early. how military brides can score a free wedding dress today. >> and holly is hanging out with sheep this morning. she's learning all about the process of turning wool into yarn.
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back now with this morning's sports breakfast. down by 2 with seconds left. washington's chris single ton ties it up sending the game into overtime. yeah. but that's as close as they would get to the first win of the season. bass scored five straight in overtime helping the celtics to a 100 win. they host milwaukee at the verizon center tomorrow night. snow forced the second leg between dc united and the new york red bulls to be postponed until tonight. look at that. the grounds crew tried their best to shovel the field. but the snow wouldn't let up. after a delay, the match was rescheduled.
that's a great picture. >> that's awesome. i mean not awesome for the people. >> how unusual is that? >> very unusual. >> i mean here in the game of soccer, period. >> can't snow on soccer games. >> in europe it snows but if it starts to cover the field, that's a problem. >> some of the players say they still could have played. >> they postponed that game or switched sites. second time in a week they've had issues up there. let's do our local forecast and i'll show you the storm that's been impacting the areas in the northeast. a nice pattern change ahead. we've started this month very cold. not your imagination if you think it's been cool. right now monthly temperature 8 degrees below average. that will be changing over the next week or so as the temperatures are going to bump up nicely.
41 now in washington. lots of 30s out there. 36 in leonard town. last hour frederick was at the freezing mark. 34 at the moment. and our highs later today, low 50s. when you mix in winds out of the north and west at 15 at times 20 miles an hour, it's going to feel chillier than that. these are sustained winds. about 16 here in washington. 9 at the moment. looks great. don't be fooled. it's going to feel cool there. on the backside of the system, pretty good winds later today. there's our system. look how deep that center of low pressure. almost looks like a tropical system early this morning. still bringing rain on the back end of it here. and you can see just like yesterday we were on the southwest side of things. we did pick up our
first snowflakes. picked up a trace of snow for the month. you can see the cloud cover around here will push off to the north and east. gradual clearing. should be a nice looking afternoon for us. a little on the cool side for your thursday. 53 today. winds north and west at 15. still cool for this time of year. but we're headed in the right direction. if you see the next 7 days, you are going to love the weekend. friday, saturday, sunday and monday. lots of sunshine. i know monday's a holiday. so temperatures by sunday, monday in the mid to upper 60s. close to 70 by monday afternoon. that's a look at weather. let's do traffic and find out if julie can deliver good news. >> the pressure. i'm doing my best but not easy. more problems to report on the north side of town. not only do we have the crash tying up the roadway southbound 95. left side of the ramp is blocked. right lane tied up.
big delays headed out toward our accident scene. northbound traffic congested out past 32. southbound on the baltimore washington parkway accident activity reported. 193 greenbelt road. people hitting me up on twitter. this is what's happening. southbound now trouble at the accident before you reach the beltway. that was moved over to the shoulder. our lanes are open. delays leaving 95 on the northbound of town. accident active on 610 tying up the lanes. you are going to find yourself in a jam here i 95 stafford. we had tie ups because of accident activity. that crash off to the road stacking up from route 7. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> maryland governor martin
omalley gained in tuesday's election. governor bob mcdonald of virginia has left to celebrate. joining us now for a look at the fall out is robert mc cart ney. columnist for the washington post. have you recovered from what was an all nighter? >> i got a lot of sleep. tried to catch up on the night before. >> still talking about the election. let's talk about this relationship before the election. these are two heavy hitters right? in our backyard. >> they've become sort of friendly fairly prominent rivals even at the national level. of course, they are neighbors. one's a democrat. one's a republican. they had their parties governor's association and often invited to be antagonists on talk shows that
discuss politics. one representing the republican view. and one the democratic view. mcdonald for romney and the campaign and omalley for obama. friendly but fairly pointed and substantial rivalry over whether the democratic view or the republican view is what's best for the country and they compare their state's economic performance and education performance. it's an on going thing. they both benefit from the attention. >> so now here comes the election and we know the results of the ballot initiatives. what's going on now? >> omalley won big. it was a democratic day overall. and he benefited from that. and also by taking risks in maryland medical doctor by pushing fairly controversial and risky things. same sex marriage first time it's been approved by popular vote in the country.
and also in maine of course. but happened in maryland, the first time it ever happened. and he very much pushed that. and also pushed the dream act which grants instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. that's the first time the dream act has been approved. he also won expansion of gambling whether you like that or oppose that. he put a lot of chips on that so to speak and that came through for him. and maryland picked up the congressional seat at the republicans expense largely because jerry mandered the redistricting map. in order to swipe a seat from the republicans in western maryland and northern montgomery county. across the river, mcdonald had a very bad day. he failed to deliver virginia, a crucial battleground state at the national level either for the
romney in the presidential race or in the closely watched senate race. the george allen came up short against tim kaine. the republicans won the last three off year elections three years in a row under mcdonald's leadership. but came up short big time on tuesday. >> i guess my question is how much cloud does the governor have over the people of that state? we looked at maryland, heavily democratic. virginia was the swing state. how much clout does the head man have? >> omalley had more to do with the victories than mcdonald had to do with the losses for his team in virginia. i think romney was not ana tracktive candidate in a presidential year in virginia when the electorate is different than off year.
a lot of minorities come out to vote who don't vote in the off year election. more democratic, liberal or moderate in virginia than it is the rest of the time. and he could not counteract that. the republicans were hoping he could. he won -- the thing is mcdonald led the republican party to three major victories. 09, 10 and 11 in virginia. it did not translate at all in the presidential year. and he had put a lot into this. >> what exactly did he do? >> he endorsed romney and allen early in the process. these were his candidates. the guys he had supported early on. he put his organization. he had a pretty strong political organization in virginia working on their behalf. so he was quite committed to these guys
and it didn't work. i will say another thing mcdonald he has not -- to succeed in the presidential years, the republican party needs to move more on the center. two straight years where it's been pretty good for the democrats in the presidential year and mcdonald is conservative himself but also his freedom to maneuver and move the republican party to the center is hampered because even more conservative people are in control in the general assembly. that hammers him as well. >> which was my question what needs to happen now. all right robert thank you so much for joining us. and we'll be right back. billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
freight railroads plan to spsped $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. making headlines, new marijuana laws in two states may not be a done deal. on tuesday, colorado and washington became the first states to allow use of the drug for recreational purposes. since it is still banned under federal law, the measure could be headed for showdown with the u.s. justice
department. >> mcdonalds in west virginia got a lot of attention the day after the election because of what you see here. the american flag flying at half staff and upside down. >> some people thought it was an act of disrespect. after a lot of complaints, the owner told a local tv station said it was flown upside down on mistake. and wasn't aware until a customer asked about it. >> one of michael jackson's brothers wants to change his name. jermaine jackson is asking a court to alter his last name to jacksun. saying it was for artistic reasons. >> i thought you were going to say for financial reasons. maybe you can escape some debt. >> maybe that's it. seems like a waste of time.
who knows. >> just wants some attention. >> maybe it's numerlogical. maybe he'll get different energy if his name is differently spelled. >> i want to know the latest. weather forecast. clouds out there at the moment. sunshine for most of the day today. it is going to be cool. high temperatures in the low 50s. and the breeze will be with us as well. if you are curious, we did get our first official snowflakes last night. we've now officially had a trace this year. no matter what happens, can't say it didn't snow in washington this year. >> i would be okay saying it didn't snow. >> here's your pattern flip. it's been chilly around here for the start of the month and temperatures have been on the warm side out to the west. the net stream going to flip the pattern here later this weekend.
and that means warmer air on the horizon. we'll be cool again today but into the weekend particularly sunday and monday, right back into the mid 60s. we'll get close to 70 by monday afternoon. so get ready for a nice warmup. and again, tranquil weather here. we could use it over the next 7 days. 53 today. still going to be cold tonight but warmup gets going this weekend. upper 60s monday. and a bit of a cool down by next week. a couple days of nice weather. >> thank you. >> let's go to julie. she's got our on time traffic. >> if germane can change his name, why can't i change my name to sunny and 85? >> that would make more sense. >> take out more characters on my twitter account. but nonetheless. you only get 140 and i used up 30. on the roads this morning, we've had a doozy.
dealing with slow traffic southbound on i 95. tying up the left side. big delays coming southbound out of columbia. the accident here to report southbound on the baltimore washington parkway for those making their way out to 193 greenbelt road. crash has cleared inner loop at the beltway. back up leaving i 95 leaving college park. accident activity that's tying up the right northbound at i 95. left lane is still closed. big back up as you travel northbound leaving 630 court house road. expect to find bailout traffic on route 101 to head in towards work. eastbound 66 trouble with delays through centerville. fair oaks to 123 but route 7. all the accident activity been pulled over but still in play causing rubber necking. that's cleared. delays quickly form from gw parkway headed north. that's a check of your fox 5 on
time traffic. >> still ahead, we're headed to a sheep farm in virginia. here's holly. >> reporter: perhaps shopping for your next sweater or scarf. we are live this morning at a place called solitude wool. they are doing something here that's not happening almost anywhere else in the country. all has to do with these sheeps and the specific wool that comes out of it. we'll introduce you to the two lovely ladies live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
it is pastor jerome bell. he says he has been a fan before facebook even existed. i like that reasoning. have a great day. thanks for watching. >> you've heard of eating local. but how about knitting local? the woman who run solitude wool make breed specific yarns out of wool from right here. >> holly morris is a fan of what's known as the fiber arts and she joins us from leesburg, virginia. we should point out that you knit everyday. >> reporter: i do. if you want to know how i bring my blood pressure down, this is how i do it. right now my mind is on exactly just this. i've never considered myself a fiber artist before. if you want to meet two people who do know all about it,
let me introduce you to sue and grech en. good morning to you. some people might think this is just another sheep farm in leesburg but really it's not. solitude wool is doing something special. let's talk about it. >> we are. we both have small farms and breeds of sheep. and we buy yarn from local farms that have pure bread sheep. >> wool. >> we buy the wool from them. >> so people understand the process and understand where sweeters come from, let's introduce everybody to the super stars of the show and talk about it. . >> the first pen are sue's sheep. they are a primitive breed from central asia. they are a fat tailed sheep. in the middle is a romney sheep. >> so this is what romney is doing after the election.
>> just hanging out. >> you all didn't name it romney. this is a specific breed of sheep. >> originally from england. and these sheep over on the right are tuna sheep. they are a medium breed and one of america's oldest breeds from the 1700s. >> when you talk about doing breed specific wool, tell me exactly like what that means and why you said we're one of the only people that are doing this. >> this is true. it's just like tomato es or apples. sheep grow different types of wool. you have different varieties and they do different things. you can see it's a little bit softer. it's a medium wool and makes a nice bouncy yarn. this is the romney fleece and it has luster and it's longer wool. and this is the karakle fleece. has double coated and a long
outer coat and a short under down. >> so you sheer the sheep. and this eventually become s yarn? >> yes. >> and this is super strong. it's originally used for rugs but it's a great felting wool. >> when you say breed specific, you are saying we're going to take the natural state of the wool, turning it into yarn and make things that work for that yarn. >> exactly. >> it's not just a matter and saying i like that colonel are. this is like hey i need to do a rug well then you should use this yarn. >> that's right. >> if you want a sweater, this is just great. >> this is the romney yarn. this is the way it comes back to us from the mills after we design it. >> so from sheep to shall so to speak, how long is that process?
>> usually a year. >> really? >> yes. and many steps in between. we've handled all the yarn ten times before it makes it to market. >> are there years where it's like better wool than others? >> oh, yes. >> what would make the difference? >> not only that. since we've been wool, we see the farmers improving the care of the sheep and the way they feed their sheep. and they are getting fiber for us to make better yarn. >> so like if i eat better and take my vitamins, my hair is stronger? >> exactly. >> that is so cool. you sell mostly at farmer's markets. >> fiber fest values and show -- festivals and shows. >> we have a link to solitude wool. coming up in our next hour, there's a lot that goes on between here and here. so coming up we're going to talk about the washing of the wool, the spinning of the wool.
we're going to talk about how they make them into these bright beautiful yarns as well. back to you. >> can i ask a quick question? you can answer it later but when that wool is on the sheep, what's it called? is it called furor wool? >> it's called wool. that's a good question. it's called wool on the sheep. i thought you were going to ask me to pick this up and make you a scarf because it was green. >> i do like green. >> all couples disagree from time to time. but do you fight fair? that is the question. ahead at 8:00, the medical team has tips on how to argue and still keep the peace. >> and as people continue to recover from sandy, scientists warn these types of weather patterns will only become more comsxon more catastrophic. the reason? climate change. an expert joins us with a closer look. we will be right back.
injury. a 1-2 storm punch. snow, rain and wind slams areas of new jersey and new york that are still reeling from hurricane sandy. a nasty nor'easter leaves troubles there. >> no time to bask in the glow of re-election. new challenges face president obama and congress. can they work together even before the new term begins to avoid fiscal slip? >> and a stunning heist caught on camera. jewelry thieves use motorcycles to get away. how they got in and out. sounds like somebody from a movie. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'll allison seymour. we're going to check with tucker and julie in a moment. double whammy for the victims of sandy. >> just after a week, a nor'easter blew through yesterday dumping heavy rain and wet snow all across the northeast complicating the on
going clean up efforts. also plunged parts of the northeast back into darkness. 60,000 people who just had electricity restored are now without heat and lights once again. the storm is on its way out but forecasters say there could be lingering rain and snow. >> the storm's impact can't even compare to sandy, it is taking toll on air travel. this is video from reagan national airport. you can see a few cancellations on the board. so far airlines have canceled 1300 flights into and out of the new york area since yesterday. >> really brutal. tucker is here to tell us what we can expect here. >> around here things are going to get better. the big coastal storm that impacted midatlantic, slowly pushing out to sea at the moment. things will gradually get better up and down the eastern sea board. not sure they'll be sun but it won't be snowing.
>> that's good. >> very impressive amounts of snow. around here, a few traces and rain showers. all of that is up to the north and east and now we're left with clouds and a little bit of clearing. we're starting to see sunshine breakout. the trend will be to introduce at least partial sunshine around here this afternoon. it will remain cool. high temperatures will only be in the low 50s and remain breezy. our winds will be blustery at times 15 to 20. you are going to need a jacket today. but should be dry for our thursday. here's your current temperatures and off to a chilly start. 41 in washington. 41 bshths wi marshal. -- bwi marshal. if you want warmer temperatures and sunshine, hang in there. weekend forecast for you in a few minutes. >> if you bring us the forecast we love you even more. >> thank you. >> let's go to julie wright and
find out what's happening with traffic. >> on time traffic brought to you by toyota. >> traveling in the inner loop of the beltway, accident activity gone. lanes are open. traffic still tied up headed out towards accident scene. eastbound 66 still a tough ride. multi vehicle accident. still a couple vehicles to take out of the roadway therein bound. on the other side of town, you will find lanes are open but the pace is slow headed towards the wilson bridge. no accidents just the volume. accident activity cleared over the shoulder. big delays coming in from 198 out towards our accident scene. as you work your way out towards 193. inner loop still congested. 610 tying up the left lane. delays from 630 court house road out of staff order. traffic remains heavy headed out to the 14th
street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> the first family is back in washington this morning after celebrating the president's second term win yesterday in chicago. that means it is back to work and plenty to get done. first up, the looming fiscal cliff. that is when bush tax cuts expire. and across the board federal spending cuts kick in. set to take place right around january 1st. joe biden says the white house is ready to compromise and move forward on a bipartisan solution. john boehner says quote under the right conditions he would be willing to work toward a deal that includes higher taxes but with the gop controlled congress, still too soon to tell what law makers will be able to accomplish in the next few weeks. a warning shot from wall street. one day after the president's re-election the dow
drops 113 points yesterday. worst one day slump of the year. the s&p fell 34. stocked have continued to. >> that's because some of top cabinet advisors are expected to step down. the two most high profiles, hillary clinton and tim geitner. john kerry could step into clinton's shoes when she leaves. >> time now to get a check on today's other top stories. >> for that we turn to sara. >> good morning. sentencing day for the man who shot former arizona congress woman gabby giffords. learn his punishment for the shooting rampage that killed 6 people. some of the dozen victims wounded will have the chance to confront the
gunman who pleaded guilty three months ago that guarantees him a life sentence without parole. giffords and her husband will be in the courtroom. they are using under cover police officers to track down the suspect. 9 women have been attacked so far. all of them grabbed from behind before the suspect took off. the latest attack happened last thursday in springfield. also in fairfax county police are searching for a man who attacked a 17-year-old girl inside a library bathroom. she says the man followed her into the bathroom. after she went in there because she didn't feel safe leaving alone at night. workers called police after they heard the girl scream and saw the man runaway. more fall out from the deadly nationwide meningitis out break. the director is now out of a job. records show james
ignored warnings about the company linked to the steroids. that out break has sickened more than 400 people and blamed for the death of 39. and finally this morning, tv viewers were wondering what else was on, on election night. ratings were down compared to the president's first victory four years ago. 67 million people watched election returns. that compared to almost 72 million in 2008. fox news channel's coverage was the second most watch with the biggest averages ever in the 16 year history. a pat on the back here at fox for us. >> thanks, sara. >> still ahead at 8:00, art you literally have to see to believe. and we're serious. we'll show you what we're talking about. >> of course, right. first, answering questions about climate change especially in the wake of the super storm and now
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welcome back. at 8:11 now. dc united got a taste of the nor'easter. they hit the field for their playoff game with the red bulls in northern new jersey under heavy snow fall. quite the scene. crews tried their best to clear the field. but officials eventually canceled the game after about an hour. they will try to get the game in tonight at 7:30. tony, over to you. >> thank you very much. was hurricane sandy the breaking point for the debate on global warning? and how much of sandy's disaster be attributed to climate change? for more on the topic we return
to professor from the earth science system. thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> let's talk about sandy. i know that we cannot attribute anyone storm to global warming or climate change. but are you concerned about the warming of the ocean the melting of the ice cap ands that kind of thing and the affect it's beginning to have on our environment? >> the question now is really not whether each weather event is caused by global warming but the climates have warmed and the weather will form anyway but all forming in a much wetter climate. and the sea level is rising. especially in our region from north carolina to massachusetts. sea level rises accelerating at three times the rest of the green. gulf stream changes and so on. so the storm
surge will get worse with time. >> when you mention global warming or climate change particularly here in the united states and particularly here in washington, those terms have become politicized and people debate about is it caused by humans? should we be funding research into this. all that kind of thing. but what you just said, those are facts. the water is warming, the sea level is rising. >> yes. >> and so these weather events that would form anyway, how does that impae weather events? for example, could that contribute to a storm like sandy developing the way it developed? >> yes. from the fundamental level we know for sure we have increased greenhouse gasses which leads to increase in temperature. and with each degree warming we get about 7% increase in humidity and this comes from evaporation. even dry places are evaporating and
losing water and that is being supplied to wetter places. dry places becoming drier. with this, the rainfall goes up. and harder to rain in a wetter atmosphere. it rains only about 2% more and rains fewer times so you get much stronger rains. so it pours when it rains and the same goes into storms. when the storms form, they are much stronger and they are much stronger than before so even though the total number of hurricanes may not go up, we know for sure from science that category 4 and 5 hurricanes are going to go up in the coming years and decades. >> so the storms that develop will be stronger storms? >> much stronger storms. >> this is a short segment. we can do an 8 hour special on this but is there anything that we can do and i know this is where some of the debate comes from, i know many countries are beginning to try to control
their emission ands all that kind of thing, do we think that will have a positive impact or is it too little too late? >> it may not be too little too late yet. one is mitigation where we try to reduce the emissions. the other is adaptation. if we had some kind of a buffer or sea wall outside new york, could we have prevented the surge that got into the subway and so on? adaptation is priority right now for places that are more vulnerable. and mitigation is a longer term plan which includes engineering where you would have to sequester carbon somewhere. both are going forward. >> some politicians and others argue, look, the earth evolves overtime and would have occurred
anyway without human input. is that beside the point? even if it has nothing to do with what we are doing, is it something we still need to be worried about and try to do something about? >> yeah. we do know in the past climate had warmed when the dinosaurs were around. there was no ice in the arctic. but the fact is this is the most rapid warming in our history. and the evidences are multipled. sea levels are rising. temperatures rising. snow fall reducing. lakes are not freezing any more. frost days are fewer. seasons are changing. this is not something that we can attribute to natural change. it's definitely related to our activities. the question is how fast are things changing and who will really get harmed by all this? so we definitely have to deal with it. and there are a range of solutions that are being put forth. >> something we're going to be focusing on more and more in the
days, weeks and months ahead. professor of atmospheric and ocean science. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. let's turn to our climatologist, tucker barnes. >> thank you. off to a cool start here across the area. cool day with temperatures in the low 50s. but by the end of the weekend a warmup expecting milder temperatures by sunday and monday. let's get started with a look at local temperatures. we've been dealing with the system off to our north and east. and temperatures right now in washington, 42 degrees. cold air. new york this morning 35 degrees and 35 in boston as well. very chilly temperatures out there. looking at the satellite radar, i can show you the storm system around here. we're done with it. we did have
a few showers and snowflakes during the nighttime hours. those are out of here. pushing off to the north and east. very impressive sight. i think i mentioned 4 inches at jfk. newark 6 inches. so our trend will be more sunshine. cool temperatures and a breeze this afternoon with highs in the low 50s. there's your warming trend for the end of the weekend. by sunday and monday, mid 60s around here. that's closer to where we should be. average daytime high is in the low 60s. haven't done that all month. and looks like we'll get that warmup we've been looking for by the end of the weekend here. that's a look at weather more coming up in a minute. let's do some traffic. >> all right. leaving you with big delays right now for those continuing along 95 and 295
southbound. coming southbound on the baltimore washington parkway. earlier crash near 193 has cleared. but southbound delays from 197 about a 32 minute ride right there alone. southbound 95 doesn't save you much time southbound from 216. a 30 minute ride and this is with all lanes open on 95 and 295. headed southbound towards the capitol belt. traffic on the outer loop remains slow. inner loop delays and approaching the bridge gw parkway traffic between 123 and the memorial bridge back up. all of the lanes are open. accident activity finally cleared eastbound on 66. the crash after west morland, the pace slowly improving headed inside of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. don't want you to think we forgot my first 5. >> can't wait. >> time is 8:20. it's a thursday morning . and coming up
from. -- special yarn comes from. we'll be right back. if your thanksgiving travel plans involve a trip to the airport, brace yourselves. >> planes will be more crowded and more expensive this holiday season. not the planes themselves but the plane ticket. nearly 24 million people will fly between friday november 16th and tuesday november 27th. that's up about 150,000 passengers compared to last year. and forget about elbow room. planes will fly close to 90% full on the busiest travel days thanks to sky rocketing jet fuel prices. >> the jet fuel planes are high. >> speaking of thanksgiving, weren't we speaking of thanksgiving? >> yes, travel. >> wal-mart is kicking off black friday deals a day early. holiday sales will kick off at
8:00 p.m. thanksgiving day. these folks won't even get a thanksgiving day off. and new offers will be introduced to 10:00 p.m. followed by more discounts on black friday at 5:00 in the morning. when does it end? >> finally this half hour, a smash and grab out of a hollywood movie. 6 men with axes and bats road motorcycles into a shopping mall in london. after making their way to the second floor, smashed the glass outside a jewelry store and sped away with handfuls of watches and gem stones. the armed gang is still on the loose. >> somebody in the bed bath and beyond across the way perhaps. very serious business. still ahead in our next half hour, all these small things. >> they are works of art and
welcome back. 8:29. tucker is here with weather. but first. >> time now for my first 5 photo of the day. this is 4 month old cammie. >> oh, my goodness. >> she is beautiful. >> she's adorable. >> beautiful. >> she's adorable. >> beautiful head of hair at 4 months. i didn't get my first hair until like two and a half. >> she loves watching fox 5 with her dad and loves laughing which is clear to see.
and enjoys her big brothers and sisters. >> and being precious. that's her main job . >> and blessed with the family she's got. that's great. >> what a princess. so cute. >> she's happy. go to my fox dc.com. . >> let's get back to the forecast. >> make you want to have another tony? >> we'll see. >> we got a we'll see. >> would you like to talk more about that tony? >> no. >> a nice pattern change ahead. changes ahead. you are going to like it. temperatures are going to be warmer. back into the 60s around here with lots of sunshine starting later this afternoon. 42 in washington. it is still chilly . off to the north and west, temperatures hanging out in the 30s and we'll be cool all day long. mix in temperatures in the low 50s.
and it's going to feel chilly around here. 36 in winchester. be ready for another day with temperatures averaging below seasonal normals. here's a look at our storm system. there's your center of circulation pushing off the southeast coast. that's out of here and dragging with it all the cloud cover. you can see we're on the back edge of it. we did pick up snowflakes last night. we got a trace of snow. clearing skies and should be a nicer looking day. winds out of the north and west at 10 to 15. let's talk about the pattern flip this month has been featuring cool temperatures across the midatlantic and northeast. it's going to flip this week and more sunshine for us back into the mid 60s by veteran's day and early next week.
temperatures will be above normal. there's your 7 day. really taking ahold this weekend. particularly sunday and monday. that's the latest look at the forecast. now, something absolutely fascinating, allison has more. >> you're interrupting me. i was about to look through the microscope here. let me do it really quickly. i wish that you at home could see what i'm looking at today. it's truly fascinating. his work has made its way into the hands of prince charles or elton john. created by our next phenomenal guest. micro sculptor. fits in the eye of a needle. can only be seen throucroscope. you are in town to be honored at the school of washington's annual galle. you stopped by to talk with us. it's a pleasure to meet you. >> it's a pleasure. thank you. >> the
perspective here. it's hard to understand and to grasp. we wish we could show the viewer what i just saw. micro sculptor. what are the tools that you work with to create these work of art? >> i use broken shards of diamond. sharpening fine drills. i use diamonds which looks like bee stings and i glue them on the end of a wire and use a little jackhammer. i work very late at night to avoid vibration. it's painstaking work. i don't enjoy doing it but i enjoy finishing it. >> the first one i saw was that the white house? >> that's correct. >> the entire white house on the head of a needle there. how long does it take you? >> 6 weeks to do.
sometimes less. sometimes 8 weeks. you are looking at something which is smaller than a period. all the windows detailed. what are we looking at here? i couldn't show you what i was looking at. but what's the perspective there? >> it's probably about i would say 20 microms or something. >> that's the obama family. they are in a small needle. unbelievable. i think i recognize that dress the first lady has on. >> there's a lot more detail than that. it's difficult to photograph them. there's more detail. >> could we see another one? then you can really see. unbelievable. that is on the head of a pin. >> the queen of england asked me to deliver of it. >> you have been honored by the queen.
>> yes. i was given an mb. >> can we come out so we can see this? that's your contributions to art. and prince charles he presented you with that. >> that's correct. >> let's back up. i was so enthralled. >> i started at an early age. i wasn't very good . i have a little problem. people at different levels of intelligence. mine was a compensation. i thought all the ants came out and. >> and you were very young. you were very young . >> my mother encouraged me. >> that's amazing. to even know you could do that. that must come from somewhere else. >> my mother said to me the smaller my work, the bigger my
name would become. the greatest that ever lived. it was this encouragement that just sort of came out of me. i was inspired. so i sort of took that on board and i was inspired by him and i came what i came. a lot of kids out there that have learning difficulties and disabilities and whatever. i can be an inspiration to them. >> you can indeed. your story the documented and perhaps it's harder to even really talk about it. you are talking about instructors not nice at all. you went to this other place and you began this phenomenal career. and look at you. that is an inspiration. >> my teacher told me i was a consequence of failure. but my mother told me small things are going to make the biggest impact and that's what i did. the whole world knows about me now and i'm getting smaller.
i'm now working with a company that makes the most exclusive watching the world. >> i knew this watch had a story and i didn't want to be too person. >> if you have a look here. they make the most exclusive watches. >> now, i need reading glasses. look and you'll see something inside the watch. >> is that a gold mask? >> yeah. inside the watch. it's a working prototype at the moment but that's going to be the most exclusive watch in the world. >> there's so much to ask you and i don't have much time left. people like mike tyson. you are being honored by a special school. and a school that accepts all with different types of learning and different abilities. and that is such a fascinating, the work that you
do is wonderful. and to be an inspiration to these children is phenomenal. almost as phenomenal as your work. your work is on display globally and also right here in washington. my last question is how do you see it if you are at a museum? >> we have special microscopes similar to this but a globe around it. >> you are wonderful. thanks for stopping by . welcome to washington. he is international leah claimed artist. who knew? will be on display in georgetown. tony, over to you. small things. >> amazing . >> phenomenal results. >> can't wait to come over and look. still ahead at 8:00, keeping it clean when things get ugly. how do you argue with your significant other? we'll check in with the fox medical team for ways to fight fair. first, going bald on purpose for a good reason.
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for the celtics. final seconds left in the game. chris single ton throws down to tie it up and send it to overtime. well done. like it. the wiz would score the first basket but celtics would win it 100-94. they host the bucks tomorrow. the nationals are making their presence felt in the off season award frenzy. brice harpor. one of the three finalists for best pitcher. and davy johnson is up for man jury of the year. winners will be announced last week. >> an all star show of support for a coach battling cancer. two dozen colts playering including the rookie quarterback, shaved their heads yesterday. in honor of head coach chuck's battle with
leukemia. >> that is very cool. >> looking good. >> we got to tell you, the guy you just interviewed. >> i couldn't even get the words out. >> we have to move on. it is now 8 :43 on this thursday morning. conflict resolution, the right way. we're going to check in with the fox medical team with what's out of bounds fighting with your spouse or significant other. >> or co anchor. we never fight. holly good morning. >> reporter: look, i could teach you how to knit but she can teach you how to go from sheep to shall so to speak. we are live learning about the process at solitude wool. coming up, we are taking you behind the scenes and showing you firsthand why if you knit locally, you should buy locally. all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
8:46. and this morning we are learning more about romney. not governor romney. you might be surprised to know romney is a breed of sheep. >> that's right. some local business women are putting them to good use when it comes to the fiber arts. holly morris has more from red gate farm in leesburg, virginia. >> reporter: good morning. we've done a lot of farm to table. everybody wants to eat their food locally. well, why not get your yarn locally as well especially if you are a knitter. even if you are not, you can buy a sweater. these are the brilliant minds. thank you for letting us be out here. we're learning about the process. one of the things is you have the wool on the sheep and then it gets sheared and comes in this fleece. they do live outside. >> they do live outside and they do get dirty. the first time i brought home a dirty
fleece and hardly wait to see how it looked clean. you plunge them into cold water. look at the dirt that comes out immediately. after a day i will put this in hot water. the point i want to get across is don't be afraid to wash wool. wool washes beautifully. >> you were saying that's why the rain is so good because it cleans their wool. >> that's right. >> one of the big things that's so special is the fact that it's all local. we want to talk about these local sheep and what it can turn into. let's start here. >> these are from my farm. and they are mostly rug yarn or very
course yarn for outer garments. and this is a sample of what the yarn looks like. >> this is the natural color? >> yeah. >> and there's no karakle that comes in this color. >> i'm just in charge of the washing. she's in charge of the dying. >> that's why they make a great team. how do you go about the dying process? >> you can do dying in every stage after it's off the sheep. you can die the fleece. this is fleece that's been died. and then it gets blended when it's carted and spun. >> this looks like something lady gaga would wear. >> i'm sure she appreciates natural fibers. >> you can also die the yarn. >> so i die yarn in three different ways. two of them in pots. with wool you need heat. all of these yarns have been died or hand paints like this.
>> she knows her yarn. it starts like this. and this would be the finish product. >> these are the natural colors. >> what is romney good for? >> it's good for outer wear. you can use it for scarves, hats, sweaters. traditionally fabric. >> this is a hand paint. so those are laid out and you're basically making a canvas of yarn. and hand painting it. and it's not all in different places like this. you are not doing it straned by strand. . >> as you are explaining this, this is a labor of love. so why did you guys do this? other than your for
fiber arts. >> we love wool and we love sheep and we love doing it. but also lots of local small farms who don't necessarily have the fiber skills to create a value product don't know what to do with their wool. so we are able to buy fleeces from them at a much higher price than they could sell other places. we try to pay fair prices. >> you can create fair prices that you are not going to get at the box store which then makes the knitter be able to knit something. it's a win, win, win, win process. we have a link to solitude wool. they do sell it like the sheep and wool festival and at the farmer's market on sundays. they have them all listed on their web site. or you can get them at a new knitting shop on capitol hill. we're going to take you there coming up in our next
hour. back to you. >> so beautiful. all right. thank you very much. all couples will hit a few rough patches and all of us disagree sometimes. but do you fight fair? the fox medical team's beth is here. very important topic. >> and good morning, tony. it is really critical for a lot of couples. it's not so much about how often you might. the critical thing is how you fight. and we talked to a pastor who has been helping couples work through their differences. there's a way to fight and a way not to fight. >> i need you to help clean. >> if you are going to fight. and you are going to fight. pastor lee says you need some ground rules. number one, you've got to stick to what you are actually arguing about. >> you are just like your mother.
>> my mother shouldn't come up at all. because my mother really had nothing to do. so we have to stick to the matter at hand. >> and stick to the present. >> that was ages ago. >> don't start digging up old bones. >> they say some people when they argue that they are hysterical and some are historical. and when you are historical, you go back in history and start talking about things from the 70s and the 60s that have nothing to do with 2012. >> lee has counselled hundreds of couples and been married 16 years himself. fighting can be healthy to a relationship. if you do it fairly. >> because people hold on to words. and sometimes words that you say in the heat of passion can cause much damage. >> if you are getting ready to say something that you really don't mean. >> somebody has to be the mature person. somebody has to be the bigger person and either walk away or say look this is
not a good time. >> and finally, he says sometimes the most powerful thing you can see is i'm sorry. >> saying i'm sorry could squash a lot of anger. a lot of bitterness. and all of us makes mistakes. >> and pastor lee says it may be a good thing for couples to sit down every week and have a relationship evaluation. that's where you turn off the phone, turn off the tv and all the other distractions and talk to each other about where you are and what you'd like to see changed. the good thing about that is neither side is on the defensive. you are talking. you are not arguing and both get to say your peace. >> very good information. thank you very much. good to talk to you today. >> good stuff. thank you. still ahead in our next hour, a look back at the president's re-election with some of america's youngest voters. wisdom martin joins us live with
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this is fox 5 morning news. >> no power. no gas. no nothing. it's insane. okay. i've been ten days now. and now shoveling snow . >> right now at 9:00, sandy and snow just don't mix. ask the people in the northeast who are still dealing with power outages and now have to content with slow. mother nature still releasing furry. we'll check conditions there ahead.
>> it's a place that is supposed to be quiet and for learning. it has become the scene of an assault investigation. melanie is live with more on the search for a suspect. >> then, man's best friend and a hero. stick around to meet gabe. a yellow lab who sniffed out danger for our troops. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. let's head down stair ands see what's happening in the weather center. >> things getting better out there. still cool. we are going to have a breeze out of the north and west today. and we're setting up for a great looking fall weekend. more details on that. let's get a look at our satellite radar. you can see big swirl out there south and east of the cape. and still cloud cover and left over showers back towards new york city at the moment. we are